Spine Pain Specialist

MDPain -  - Interventional Pain Management

MDPain

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Greenwood Village, CO & Parker, CO

Pain coming from your spine can be extremely concerning, especially if it’s waking you up at night, preventing you from exercising or working, or limiting your mobility. At Metro Denver Pain Management, with offices in Greenwood Village and Parker, Colorado, the interventional pain management specialists offer comprehensive solutions for spine pain so you can feel better. To explore treatment options and find the best solution for your needs, call or schedule a visit online today.

Spine Pain Q&A

What are the signs of spine pain that signal a problem?

Most causes of back or neck pain resolve on their own within a few weeks, but if you’ve had pain longer than a month that hasn’t gotten better or is getting worse, it’s best to schedule an exam at Metro Denver Pain Management. The pain experts look for these signs and symptoms which can signal a problem:

  • Deep, aching bone pain
  • Pain that wakes you up at night
  • Pain in specific positions or during certain movements
  • Pain that travels throughout your spine or into your arms or legs
  • Pain that’s worse when coughing, sneezing, or bearing down
  • Sharp, shooting pain in your spine or limbs

These symptoms can indicate more complex spinal issues rather than simple back or neck pain due to muscle strains or overuse injuries.

What conditions cause spine pain?

Spinal pain can develop in the spinal joints, discs, or bones of the spine from a variety of conditions, like:

  • Facet syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal tumors

For a proper diagnosis, your pain management specialist asks about your symptoms, when the pain began, and any activities that make your pain better or worse. If you’re taking medications for your pain or have tried other therapies without success, let them know during your consultation.

How is spine pain diagnosed?

To diagnose spine pain, you have a physical exam and imaging, if needed, after your initial consultation. During the exam, your pain management specialist may press on your spine in different areas checking for discomfort and helps you move through different positions to check your joint mobility and muscle flexibility.

If indicated, they order X-rays or an MRI to determine your diagnosis. Once diagnosed, they explain treatment options.

How is spine pain treated?

Your diagnosis and the severity and frequency of your symptoms determine your treatment for spine pain which can range from medication to minimally invasive procedures. The pain management specialists at Metro Denver Pain Management may recommend:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medications, like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Pain patches
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation

For cases that require more invasive surgery, Metro Denver Pain Management works with the best surgeons and specialists in the area to ensure you receive the best care for your condition.

To schedule a visit to discuss your spine pain symptoms, call Metro Denver Pain Management, or book online now.